Monday, December 3, 2012

From 2000 to 2010, America’s Hispanic population jumped by 43%, while our total population increased by just 9.7%

Or, to put it another way, from 2000 to 2010, America grew by 27.3 million people. Fifteen million of those faces​—​more than half of those new Americans​—​were Hispanic. If you extrapolate those trends the numbers get even more eye-popping. In 2008, the Pew Research Center projected that, at current rates, by 2050 there would be 128 million Hispanic Americans, making the group 29% of the American population. The census projection is a little higher; they guess the total will be 132.8 million, 30% of a projected total population of 439 million.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

but that extrapolation is wrong. hispanic fertility is falling, and the economy is well and truly done at this point.